Movement on "Daredevil" spin-off

Variety reports that there is movement on the "Daredevil" spin-off "Elektra", set to star Jennifer Garner. According to the trade, a 2004 start date is set and Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner have been set to write the script. The trade says that the scribes were hired off a strong draft of Deathlok, a Paramount-based adaptation of another Marvel Comics title about a man who is transformed into a machine.
The film picks up her curvaceous assassin as she recovers from the near-death experience in the first film and battles the Hand, the organization of killers that trained her and then turned against her. A central character will be a martial arts trainer named Stick. A director will be hired once the script is completed.